April 28

During a goodwill trip through Latin America, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by an angry crowd while traveling through Caracas, Venezuela.

585 – War between Lydia and Media ended by solar eclipse 1635 – Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office 1686 – First volume of Isaac Newton’s “Principia” published 1914 – 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia 1924 – 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine […]

The Boys (and Girls) of Summer

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The highly regarded P3 Baseball Program at Pier 40 is now accepting applications for its Summer Camp programs. The Baseball Camp (for boys and girls, aged five through 14) is offering seven weekly sessions, starting July 5 – 7 (the first week is three days only, because of the Independence Day holiday), with final session […]

The South Street Seaport Museum Begins Celebrating Fifty Years

The Museum will offer free admission to all exhibits on Saturday, marking the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration

The South Street Seaport Museum will begin a year-long observance of its 50th anniversary tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, with a day of festivities (from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm) that will include free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibits, Street of Ships: The Port and Its People, The Original Gus Wagner. The Maritime Roots […]

Governors Island Opens Early This Year

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Governors Island, Lower Manhattan’s answer to Central Park, will open a month early this year, on Monday May 1. An all-too-brief ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal) brings you to the 172-acre island, with its shady lawns, historic forts, hammocks and picnic tables, gardens, goats and miniature […]

April 26

I.M. Pei 100 years old today!

1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de’ Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in Florence Cathedral. 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (date of actual birth is unknown). 1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia. 1721 – A massive earthquake devastates the Iranian […]

Stage Fright

A production of "Duat", by playwright Daniel Alexander Jones, produced last fall by the Soho Repertory Theater, which was facing the possibility of having to leave its longtime home in Tribeca.

Downtown will get to keep a cultural mainstay that was slated to lose, thanks to the personal intervention of Julie Menin, the City’s commissioner of the Mayor’s Office and Media and Entertainment, who is also a former chair of Community Board 1. Soho Repertory Theatre (also knows as Soho Rep.) is a leading theater company […]

April 25

Jane Jacobs, chairman of the Committee to save the West Village holds up documentary evidence at press conference
at Lions Head Restaurant at Hudson and Charles Streets.

1449 – Anti-pope Felix V resigns 1507 – Geographer Martin Waldseemuller first used name America 1684 – Patent granted for thimble 1792 – Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier 1850 – Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices 1859 – Ground broken for Suez Canal 1861 – […]

Bullets Fly on Battery Place

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Gunfire erupted near the corner of Battery Place and Washington Street shortly after local schools had let out on Monday afternoon. At least one innocent bystander, a woman in her 30s whose name has not been released, was wounded when a stray bullet struck her in the ankle. A second man sustained a gunshot wound […]

April 24

Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world when it opened. It remained the tallest for 17 years, until the construction of 40 Wall and the Chrysler Buildings in 1930

1184 BC – The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date). 1066 – Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed 1800 – Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation 1833 – Jacob Evert and George Dulty patent first soda fountain 1872 – Volcano Vesuvius erupts 1888 – Eastman Kodak […]

MIXING POLITICS AND ART

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To the editor: On April 20, Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer provided another art show (opening) venue of a diverse group of talented artists in her offices at One Centre Street. This display and sharing with New Yorkers of creative talent is a rare visual statement by a political leader of her high regard for […]